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Kings Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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Kings Reef Spot ID

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Type: reef and point

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.7 °C

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 21:35 Local time
TueWednesday 16
Wave (m) 2.4
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
ESE 10
SE 5
Wind State cross-

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Kings Reef in Maui is an exposed reef and point break that has consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the south. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. It's often crowded here. Hazards include urchins, rips, rocks, locals and sharks.

Hawaii, United States wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Kahului, 3 km from Kings Reef.

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Kings Reef Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Kahului Airport, 3 km from Kings Reef.

light winds from the ESE

Air temperature
18.3 °C

Current weather near Kings Reef

Buoy Data:

At Pauwela, Maui, HI, 7 miles from Kings Reef.

  5PM 6PM 7PM 8PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 2.2
Dominant period (s) 15 14 14 15

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Overall Kings Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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Town and city forecasts close to Kings Reef:

  • Closest city location
    2 mi
  • Second closest city location
    91 mi
  • Third closest city location
    95 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    96 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    106 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Kings Reef is Kahului Airport (OGG) in Usa Maui Isl., 3 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Kings Reef is Kapalua (Lahania-kapalua) Airport (JHM), also in Usa Maui Isl., 27 km (17 miles) away.
  • Third is Hana Airport (HNM) in Usa Maui Isl., 44 km (27 miles) away.
  • Lanai Airport (LNY) in Usa Lanai Isl. is 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • Molokai Airport (MKK) in Usa Molokai Isl. is the fifth nearest airport to Kings Reef and is 75 km (47 miles) away.
Kings Reef break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Kings Reef, HAW - Maui. Use the tab navigation above to view Kings Reef sea temperature, Kings Reef photographs, Kings Reef detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Kings Reef webcams, current wind from HAW - Maui live weather stations and Kings Reef tide predictions. The United States swell maps link will open up the big picture showing United States and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from United States wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Kings Reef.